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The Detroit Free Press Names Esys Automation a Winner of the Michigan 2018 Top Workplaces Award

Auburn Hills, MI – November 14, 2018Esys Automation, a JR Automation company, has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Detroit Free Press for the fifth consecutive year. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

Esys Automation understands that high quality people are required to deliver high quality automation systems and services to our customers. We strive to attract and retain the best team members and to be a Workplace of Choice.  “Our people are our greatest asset, and we commit to a positive workplace culture by remaining a transparent organization,” says Kathie Belkowski, Director of People Engagement at Esys Automation. “Transparency fosters trust and engagement, which is crucial to our culture. We share data across the board, from our financial position and outlook to our future growth plans.”

In addition, we are excited about our expansion plans! We are moving to a newly constructed 125,000 square-foot facility at the beginning of 2019 and have several new openings to accommodate our growth! We are looking for controls, mechanical, robotics, and applications engineers as well as project managers with an engineering background.  To join our growing team, visit

About Esys Automation, LLC

Esys Automation, is a leading full-service automation solutions provider, specializing in vehicle assembly applications in areas such as press, powertrain, plastics, body assembly, paint, sealer, final assembly, and tire & wheel. Located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Esys Automation delivers sophisticated automation systems to customers around the world. Visit for more information.


About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.

About JR Automation

Established in 1980, JR Automation is a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and technology solutions that solve customers’ key operational and productivity challenges. JR Automation serves customers across the globe in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace, and more. JR Automation employs over 2,000 people at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Visit for more information.

Media Relations Contact:

Oana Caron
Marketing Coordinator
Esys Automation
+ 1 248.754.1900 x 470

JR Automation partners with the world's leading manufacturers to design, build, and integrate custom automation solutions. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan (USA), we have more than 1,200,000 sq. ft. (111,000 sq. m.) of office and production space around the world and more than 2,000 dedicated team members. We've handled even the most technically challenging large-scale projects, and you'll find our solutions operating 24/7 on 5 continents.


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